Last edited by Rockntractor; 11-11-2012 at 12:53 PM.
There is already rationing. It's called health insurance. I get preventative care, you get preventative care, and the people who use the ER just go along with no annual blood tests and physicals and don't get any care until something hurts too bad and they go to the ER. When I was in the hospital two summers ago (does time fly or what?) I got transferred down to what I call the prison ward, I shared a room with a man who had a catheter installed and was on dialysis because his kidneys stopped working three days earlier. He was also a diabetic. Had he been on regular medical care, his diabetes would be managed and his blood work would have let the doctors know he was headed for kidney failure in time to prepare him for dialysis. Instead, of being ready and suitable for outpatient care, he had to have a catheter surgically installed and spend weeks in the hospital to stabilize before being able to outpatient.
That man wasn't abusing the healthcare system. He wasn't even using the healthcare system until it was almost too late.
Last edited by Rockntractor; 11-11-2012 at 02:11 PM.
I rarely use the medical system because I don't want my insurance premiums to increase but after BroncoBamaCare drives the insurance companies out of business and I'm being heavily taxed to support socialized medicine I'll be heading for the doctor every time I get a runny nose or a paper cut.
We are already spending $7960/yr/person on healthcare in the US. You will be taxed, but you will be taxed for your healthcare just as you pay premiums now. For the record, we pay more than $2000 per year per person more than any other country.'
DO you honestly think that you are getting better care than you would in Norway or Sweden?
Novaheart: what do you like about Obamacare, exactly?
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